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Akrotiri Thera: after seven years it was well worth the wait!

Aegean Odyssey really was in the right place on Sunday when we were the first cruise ship to visit the re-opened Akrotiri Thera site on Santorini. Regarded by many as the ‘Pompeii of Greece’ the site was destroyed by a volcanic eruption nearly 4,000 years ago and was closed to tourists after a safety incident in 2005. Many of our guests were unaware that the site was being re-opened and as the first cruise ship into the island, we were …

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“Meet the Romans” – a new series by Mary Beard

As one of our most popular guest lecturers, Mary Beard always receives a warm welcome on board Aegean Odyssey. A specialist in Ancient Rome and a Professor at the University of Cambridge, Mary is one of the world’s leading authorities on Ancient Rome. At the end of her cruise with us in September last year, Mary stayed on in Rome to film a new series for the UK’s BBC2. Entitled ‘Meet the Romans’, the series looks at the day-to-day life of …

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